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Friday, March 04, 2005

Australian XP Media Center Community Reports

Do we have the new name of Longhorn revealed? According to sources at Microsoft, we think we might!

While Longhorn has been the much-mentioned codename for the next-generation Windows technology, a Microsoft mole came out over the weekend with some news of high-level branding discussions that appear to have yielded a name for the new Windows. It could be true or just be the rankest of speculation.

Microsoft Windows e-XPedition

Apparently the marketing suits are happy that the name evokes ideas of the 'e-home' as well as the familiar 'XP' and Media Center 'Edition', elements of which are all found in Longhorn. It also echoes the 'Where do you want to go today?' slogan, which has become a Microsoft catchphrase.

There is apparently no confirmation of the name available from anyone within Microsoft, so you can treat this one as a rumour for now. We are, however, expecting an announcement pretty soon - possibly at WinHEC, to counteract the negative buzz of not actually showing a Beta version of the OS there.

Will man land on Mars before Longhorn ships? We think we should be told.

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